Hazards Planning Center
Planning Information Exchange
With a new award agreement granted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the successful Planning Information Exchange (PIE) webinar series has been extended for two additional years, starting October 1, 2018. APA will continue to act as the lead in an agreement with FEMA, with the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) as a partner. The quarterly webinars will continue to revolve around four central themes:
- The information exchange focuses on all hazards.
- The information exchange focuses primarily on mitigation planning but also its connections with recovery planning and preparedness.
- APA and ASFPM act as co-conveners of all planning exchange webinars. This means that both organizations will use their respective web-based meeting platforms to set up, register, drive, facilitate, record, and provide technical support for all webinar meetings.
- Planning exchange hosts select topics and commit to moderate, present, and lead the planning exchange webinars.
Friday, December 18, 2020
10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon CT
(11:30 a.m. ET, 9:30 a.m. MT, 8:30 a.m. PT)
CM | 1.5
Managing the risks posed by dams and levees requires hazard/risk awareness, planning, diligent monitoring, quick response to distress, and regular communication among federal, state and local officials, the private sector and the public. Inundation maps are a crucial component to communicating flood risk, but requires a communication strategy to aid understanding. A comprehensive strategy must involve modern information sharing methods that give interested parties the ability to work with United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) inundation maps within their chosen decision support systems. Web-based interactive maps are rapidly becoming the most utilized inundation map format. With recent lessons learned and inundation mapping state of practice in mind, USACE has recently updated its policies on inundation map information sharing. Most inundation maps produced by USACE fully accessible to the public. This means enhanced information access and greater understanding of flood risks for floodplain managers, planners, and for the public. Exceptions to publicly sharing the inundation maps are being considered over the next year.
This webinar will focus on recent changes in USACE policy for public dissemination of emergency action plan (EAP) maps and inundation maps during flood emergencies.
Attendees of this webinar will: (1) learn about recent updates to USACE inundation map sharing policies making them accessible to the public, (2) be updated on USACE plans to make dam EAP maps publicly available within the National Inventory of Dams (NID) in late 2021, and (3) see a demonstration of how they will be able to access and use USACE dam emergency action plan EAP maps once available in the NID.
Meet the Presenters
Travis Tutka, PE
Phoebe Percell, PE
Chad Berginnis, CFM
View Past Webinars
Previous webinars are available to be viewed anytime and anyplace shortly after their debut.
- Planning for Wildfire: From Assessing Risk to Long Term Mitigation (November 20, 2020) CM | 1.5
- Visualization and Datasets for Flood Loss Reduction (October 27, 2020) CM | 1.5
- Increasing Our Resiliency to Urban Flooding (November 21, 2019) CM | 1.5
- Planning for Drought and Cascading Hazards (August 15, 2019) CM | 1.5
- Go Green with GASB62! (April 25, 2019) CM | 1.5
- Flood Economics (February 13, 2019) CM | 1.5
- Current Research Topics in Disasters, Hazard Mitigation, and Resilience (October 9, 2018)
- Flood Risk Reduction: Putting Planning Into Practice (July 18, 2018)
- The Fire/Flood Dynamic: Linkages, Tools, and Actions (May 15, 2018)
- Flood Hazard Mitigation in Historic Districts (January 31, 2018)
- Planning Integration for Resilience Scorecard (October 4, 2017)
- Naturally Resilient Communities (May 30, 2017)
- Post-Disaster Temporary Housing: Urban Planning Considerations (March 23, 2017)
- Subdivision Design and Flood Hazard Areas (December 2, 2016)
- State Resiliency Initiatives: From Issue to Action! (September 22, 2016) CM | 1.0
- Combining Climate Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation Plans (July 7, 2016)
- Know Your Dam Risk! (May 6, 2016)
- Adapting Urban Vacant Land to Mitigate Hazards (February 26, 2016)
- Hazard Mitigation Implementation (December 10, 2015)
- Hazards Planning and Resilience: The Elected Official's Perspective (October 19, 2015)
- Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience (June 30, 2015)
- The Role of Hazard Mitigation in Post-Disaster Recovery (May 6, 2015)